A summary of the October 17, 2017 Maryland District Court preliminary injunction of Trump’s latest travel ban, Presidential Proclamation 9645.
European countries can do more to stop the spate of deadly attacks by terrorists using vans and trucks as weapons.
In his recent book Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA, civil liberties activist and former intelligence official Timothy Edgar calls for a renewed conversation on mass surveillance reform in the global and digital age. This month, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Edgar on his new book at the Hoover Book Soiree.
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The D.C. District Court issued an order in the lawsuit the ACLU filed on behalf of the unnamed American citizen being held as an enemy combatant by the U.S. military.
A summary of al-Alwi’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
On October 30th, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing titled "The Authorizations for Use of Military Force: Adminstration Perspective," featuring Secretaries Mattis and Tillerson. This is a good thing. We should have an updated AUMF. But, failing that, we should at least have regular and serious hearings in which Congress elicits information about how the President currently construes these authorities.
Lawfare is now accepting spring internship applications.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raised the banner of a Kurdish revolutionary leader in the captured city of Raqqa, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kurdish-led SDF members held a press conference where they hoisted a banner showing Abdullah Ocalan, a Kurdish separatist leader Turkey has jailed as a terrorist. The move provoked condemnation from the mostly Arab residents of the city.
The Times’ recent story on North Korean cyber operations makes a bold, if not deceptive, claim.
There is no cohesive security standard that judges use for reference in data-breach cases.
President Trump says Iran is not living up to the “spirit” of the deal to curtail its nuclear program. Russian trolls and propagandists speak out. And an American woman and her family are freed after five years in captivity in Afghanistan. Plus, Julia recommends a new documentary on Russian doping. Tamara hearts Guam. And Shane recommends a new TV series on the FBI profilers.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday in a five-hour oversight hearing, the Washington Post reports. It was the first time Sessions appeared before the committee since his January confirmation hearing.
There are compelling reasons to reform Section 702.
This fall the Supreme Court will reconsider the Fourth Amendment “third-party doctrine” in Carpenter v. United States; the court’s decision implicate both the reauthorization of FISA Section 702 and international privacy regulation.
The artificial intelligence revolution challenges law, policy, and governance at domestic and international levels. Compared to China, the U.S. may not be ready.
The loss of Raqqa is a blow to the Islamic State, and hard times are ahead for the group. But expect it to try to continue exploiting instability in the region and working to inspire or direct attacks abroad.
Passing an authorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security will ensure a safer homeland and bring us closer to more effective congressional oversight.
The European Commission has released its first annual report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.